Although Volkswagen discontinued the Tiguan pre-facelift earlier in 2020, the India-bound facelifted Tiguan has now been released in Europe. The carmaker had published a teaser image of the SUV in April 2020, offering us an indication of its architecture and also suggesting a hybrid plug-in version.
The facelifted Tiguan is having a lot of upgrades including revamped bumpers with wide air dams, redesigned front grill and modified headlamps with LED DRLs. Volkswagen now sells the redesigned SUV with modern aluminum wheels, revamped tail lamps and ‘TIGUAN’ insignia on the bootlid below the company emblem. For these updates, the facelifted Tiguan is pretty much like the pre-facelift model save.
The edition of the sportier R gets rugged construction, quad exhausts and bigger 21-inch alloy wheels. For extra side bolstering, improvements internally are restricted to an R-specific steering wheel and sporty benches.
Within, Volkswagen also introduced touch-based temperature controls, a modern touch-based steering wheel, and a wider digital infotainment system for Volkswagen ‘s newest MIB3 operating system and connected vehicle technologies. Certain highlights include ambient lighting, cruise control and a sunroof with panoramic view.
Throughout Europe, a 2.0-liter diesel engine will drive the facelifted Tiguan, which produces 150PS and sends out electricity to all four wheels. The hybrid plug-in model will reach 50 km on electric fuel. Volkswagen, though, would not be selling this diesel engine here as Skoda Auto Volkswagen India opted to sell BS6-era petrol-only versions. Instead it would definitely be sold with a 1.5-liter BS6-compliant TSI turbo petrol engine.